Tibor Hollo is in his mid-80s, he's a Holocaust survivor and he's one of the most successful real estate developers in the history of Miami. According to a 2009 profile of Hollo in the Miami New Times, Hollo has been as influential in creating a downtown urban core as anyone else.
In fact, there were moments during the '50s and '60s that it was ridiculous to think that there would be much, if any, development south of the Miami River. When Hollo proposed a tunnel under the river to connect with Brickell, he said, "those sons of bitches laughed me out of the room."
Of course, to look at the city now is to see his vision alive. Brickell is the most dynamic neighborhood in the City of Miami — and it's only getting bigger. Miami's financial district is now the standard-bearer of urban living in South Florida, while the downtown district has struggled to move past its heyday and is only now attracting new attention.
His 2007 development, Opera Tower, is one of his crowning achievements. Opera Tower is a 56-floor, white, oval-shaped skyscraper on the north of downtown. Named, perhaps, for its proximity to the Adrienne Arsht Center, the tower is a model of luxury. But even though it's high-end, the prices aren't insane. (They're not the $950/month rents they were in the housing bust, either...)
Check out listings at Opera Tower starting at $200,000.
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